Wasteland Kings

Tag: sadness

If dependence is the goal, weakness is the advantage.  I didn’t come up with that phrase. One of my pastors did. I have found myself using it often in the last few weeks though.  It’s been a great reminder during the highs and lows of the last month. If you read my most recent post, you heard about the great adventure God gave me in Albania.  My post focused on my team because great fellowship and teamwork are some of…

Death is an old acquaintance of mine. He has visited my door a couple times in the the past. He came to take my father and then again years later to take my mother. Both times were some of the hardest of my life. Death rarely comes with any mercy. He does not ask if this is the right time. He leaves a mountain of pain and destruction in his wake. His presence also lingers long after we’d like for…

I saw the Pixar movie Inside Out a few days ago and really enjoyed it. I’m a pretty big fan of most Pixar movies and this one lived up to the expectations set by the other movies. It also delivered on another level because it pointed out a powerful truth in my life. It showed me that I’ve been trying to find enough joy, fun, and satisfaction to smother all the sadness I’ve experienced in my life. My story has…

On the surface level, I look like a pretty normal guy whose got his life together. This surface level actually disguises the mess of a man with a desperately broken heart. I need healing like my body needs air and when you get to know me you start to realize why. You can’t see my wounds and brokenness on the surface level of things and yet I express them all the same in other less obvious ways. When an animal…

All of us know the pain of a broken heart. While many of us think of our first crush or dating relationship when we read that first sentence, our first broken heart comes well before we meet that first special someone. We come into this world with a broken heart because our heart misses God. In order to prove my point, we’ll have to take a step back and look at some of the great stories of our time. Recently…

I have experienced a sizable amount of grief from the loss of both my parents. I know that traveling through the valley of pain and grief can be one of the hardest parts of this life. That knowledge inspired me to jot down some of the lessons that I’ve learned from walking through that valley. 1. Grief is Like a Backpack I think it helps to think of grief like a backpack. In my experience, it weighs me down and…